[PW] J. M. Coetzee Quote (Quotation Query #743)

Burton, Donna burtond at union.edu
Thu May 5 07:40:56 PDT 2016

We own this book Fred but I'm tied up in meetings this morning. If no one
else comes through in the meantime, I'll check it out for you this

Donna Burton
Reference Librarian
Schaffer Library
burtond at union.edu
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308

On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

> Does anyone have ready access to the first edition (1980) of J. M.
> Coetzee's book, Waiting for the Barbarians?  If so, I would be grateful for
> verification of the last lines of the book, which I believe are "This is
> not the scene I dreamed of.  Like much else nowadays I leave it feeling
> stupid, like a man who lost his way long ago but presses along a road that
> may lead nowhere."  I need to verify the exact wording and punctuation and
> what is the number of the chapter in which it appears.
> Fred Shapiro
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